A Visit To The Mill At Charlotte, N.Y.
While at Charlotte Capt. Breden visited the mill where the feldspar, shipped there by Richardsons from Verona, is ground and put into shape for use at the potteries. The mineral is reduced to powder as fine as flour, and ground by five sets of stones. In the first stone the feldspar is put in in chunks as big as a man's hand. It is reduced to pebbles and then goes from one set of stones to another until it comes out as fine as flour. It is barrelled and made ready for transport to the markets of the world, much going to foreign parts. The mineral is used in the manufacure of porcelain and china and is much in demand. The Kingston firm cannot supply the stuff fast enough. It has over 1,600 tons to deliver before navigation closes.
Capt. Breden went over to Charlotte on a schooner which has been a long time in service. It has been rebuilt several times and is thoroughly seaworthy. The craft was launched forty-five years ago at Portsmouth, and Capt. John was aboard of her on her first trip. His second trip on her was that of last week.
The schooner Acacia clears tonight for Oswego to load coal.
Craig's wharf: steamers Alexandria and Waterlily down last night.
The steamer Calvin clears from Garden Island tonight for Toledo to load timber.
Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto down and up today; Hamilton, up tonight.